Robert Keen, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 March

Author Keen, Robert


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abstractKeen writes to Wheelock with a list of books donated to the school and advises Wheelock that it would be in his best interest to write a thank-you note to the donor.

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The Person who gives these Books wishes great success to the pious undertaking of Mr. Wheelock. and has sent.—
  • The Religious Philosopher— 2 Volumes
  • Dr. Watts's Sermons — — — 2 Volumes
  • Watts's Logic — — — — 1 Volume
  • Newton on Prophecy — — — 3 Volumes
for the use of the Library, or of any of the Ministers.— and
  • 4 Testaments.—
for the use of the Schools.—
The above is a genteel present from Mr. King of Bedford Row. London. he brought them in his Coach himself to me and subscribed likewise 3 Guineas — as he seems to be a worthy gentleman and I believe of the established Church, it would not be amiss when you write to me to subjoin a postscript of thanks to him which I would show him and may be productive of more favours
I am Dear Sir yours etc. RKeen March 1768 —
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From Mr. King of Bedford  March 1768. By the Hand of Mr. Keen  Received January 5th 1778.